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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 8a by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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ROBERT HARDESTY was born August 29, 1824, in Breckinridge County, Kentucky, and is a son of Richard and Anna B. (Lyon) Hardesty. Richard Hardesty immigrated to Kentucky in about 1818, and died in Bullitt County in 1854. He had two sons who served in the Union army: Henry as a private in the Twenty-first Kentucky Volunteers, and Charles as a surgeon — both dying while out. Henry was born April 15, 1821, enlisted in 1864, and died in Nashville, Tenn., in 1865. Charles was born April 10, 1831. He entered the army in 1862, and died in the Nashville hospital in July, 1863. Robert Hardesty, the subject of this sketch, was married to Miss Isabella Chambers, February 2, 1860. She came with her family from Ireland in 1855. They have four children: Hugh, born November 27, 1860; Robert C., born May 8, 1864; Anna, born November 25, 1871; Letitia P., born September 22, 1880. Mr. Hardesty holds the office of justice of the peace.

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This family biography is one of 195 biographies included in the Jefferson County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 8a published in 1888 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 8a

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